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C.F. murder victims identified

July 10, 2013

The apartment unit where the two bodies were found at 18 Sylvian St. in Central Falls is located on the third floor at the top right. Photo/Ernest A. Brown

CENTRAL FALLS – The two men believed to have been murdered and found inside a 16 Sylvian St. apartment July 3 were identified by Central Falls Police on Wednesday.
Lt. Dorian R. Rave listed the victims in the double homicide as Malcolm Townes, 21, and Nathan Lewis, 22. Lewis was reported to have lived in the apartment and Townes to be staying with him.
Although ruled to be homicides, the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet to issue an official cause of death for the victims, Rave said.
The bodies of the men are believed to have been in the apartment for a period of time after their deaths and a foul odor emanating from the dwelling led to their discovery.
Rave said the Central Falls Police are working with Rhode Island State Police on the investigation of the homicides.
“This case is considered ongoing and police detectives are currently pursuing several active leads,” Rave said.
Anyone with information on the victims’ deaths is encouraged to contact the Central Falls Police tips line at 401-727-7420, or email


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